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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Israel

All time
Voices
Opinion: I could face 15 years in prison if stopped by Israeli border patrol on my way home to Cork
Cork woman Dr Susan Power, a human rights lawyer, asks Simon Coveney to advocate for six NGOs designated as terrorist organisations by Israel.
# Karine Elharrar
Israel minister to meet Johnson at COP26, day after being stopped entering summit in wheelchair
Karine Elharrar missed yesterday’s events when security staff would not let her car through.
# Settlements
Twelve countries, including Ireland, call on Israel to reverse plan for 3,000 settler homes in West Bank
The homes will be built in the occupied West Bank despite the US president’s strongest criticism yet of the project.
# Palestine
Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations
The EU is seeking clarification from Israeli authorities
# West Bank
US criticises Israeli settlements on Palestinian land
The criticism by President Joe Biden’s administration was some of the strongest in years on Israel.
# Crusaders
Israeli scuba diver discovers ancient Crusader sword
It is estimated to be 900 years old.
# beautiful world
Sally Rooney explains why Israeli publisher was blocked from translating new book
The author’s previous two novels were translated by Israel-based Modan.
# farewell tour
Israel security will remain priority, Merkel says on farewell trip
The outgoing Chancellor is making her eight and final visit to Israel before retiring from politics.
# job hunting
Neil Lennon would welcome the chance to resume his managerial career in Israel
The former Celtic boss made the admission ahead of Scotland’s 2022 World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park.
# Israel
Israel says it has recaptured four of six fugitive Palestinians
The six Palestinians tunnelled out of the Gilboa prison on Monday.
# covid surge
Israel records highest daily Covid-19 cases as schools prepare to reopen
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has said 70% of adults in the EU are now fully vaccinated.
# rare meeting
Palestinian president and Israeli defence minister hold first high-level talks in years
A source close to PM Naftali Bennett has insisted his government had no plans to reboot peace talks.
Voices
Opinion: As Irish schools reopen, consider children in Palestine who face horrendous hardship
Many Palestinian children will face violence at the hands of Israeli soldiers and settlers as they return to school.
# Palestine
Israeli gunfire kills Palestinian teenager during West Bank clashes
Imad Khaled Saleh Hashash died after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head.
# Protests
Israeli warplanes bomb Gaza after border clashes
The escalation comes three months since Israel and Hamas reached a truce following their deadliest fighting in years.
# jab number three
Israel pleads for people to avail of Covid booster vaccines as infections surge
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the access to vaccines is ‘a unique privilege’
# Israel-Lebanon
Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.
# occupied territories
Israel vows to ‘act aggressively’ against Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
The company decided to stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories.
# NSO
France probes use of Pegasus spyware with Emmanuel Macron a possible target
The Paris prosecutor’s office is investigating the suspected use of spyware to target journalists, human rights activists and politicians in multiple countries.
# Demolition
Israel demolishes family home of Palestinian-American blamed for West Bank killing
Muntasser Shalaby was arrested two days after the death of a student in a shooting that wounded two others.
Israel seeks renewal of controversial family unification ban against Arab citizens
The ban blocks Arab residents and citizens extending rights to Palestinian spouses in the West Bank and Gaza.
# WEAR A MASK
Israel reimposes rule to wear masks in indoor public places as Covid-19 cases spike
The requirement had been dropped 10 days ago.
Voices
Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?
As Israel sees a change in leaders, Hannah McCarthy looks at the history of settlements and the controversy surrounding them.
# Israel
Profile: The hard-right tech millionaire who's just taken over as Israeli prime minister
Naftali Bennett, a 49-year-old former Israeli Special Forces soldier and hardliner was declared the new prime minister last night.
# BYE BYE BIBI
Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as Israel's leader after 12 years
Naftali Bennett, head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as premier but will have to maintain an unwieldy coalition of eight parties.
# West Bank
15-year-old Palestinian shot dead in clashes with Israel army, medics say
The health ministry said six others were wounded by live gunfire.
# West Bank
Three Palestinians killed in clash with Israeli special forces in the West Bank
The shooting followed an earlier shooting involving Israeli soldiers and one of the men, it has been claimed.
# Peacekeepers
Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
117 Defence Forces personnel have just returned from an extended seven-month deployment to Lebanon.
Niall O'Connor speaks with returning UN Peacekeepers from the tension filled environment of South Lebanon.
The exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israel saw them take to bunkers to protect them from stray rounds.
The Irish troops, drawn from across the island, carried out humanitarian work and maintained the peace in the country.
# Protest
Trinity students occupy Department of Foreign Affairs and call for expulsion of Israeli ambassador
About 20 protesters went inside the building, wearing masks and social distancing.
# Israel
Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM
Centrist Yair Lapid and ultranationalist Naftali Bennett have joined forces and agreed to rotate the premiership between them.
# Israel
Israeli minister distances himself from military chief’s bombing comments
Lieutenant General Aviv Kohavi said the building housing Associated Press offices and other news outlets was ‘destroyed justly’.
# Ceasefire
Hamas says Gaza calm depends on Israeli actions in Jerusalem
Israel and Hamas fought an 11-day war earlier this month that killed more than 250 people.
# United Nations
UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas
The resolution will spur an unprecedented level of scrutiny on abuses and their “root causes” in the decades-long conflict.
# sinn féin motion
Israel criticises Ireland after Dáil declares de facto annexation of Palestinian land
Ireland is the first EU country to make such a declaration.
# Israel
Dáil passes motion condemning Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land
A People Before Profit amendment to Sinn Fein’s motion was defeated.
Voices
Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?
Civilians who have survived the latest round of violence deserve better, writes Lee.
# Palestine
US to reopen Jerusalem consulate and upgrade Palestinian ties
The US secretary of state Antony Blinken, who is on a tour of the region, has pledged to aid Gaza without helping Hamas.
# Palestine
Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion
The minister said he found it “deeply troubling” that Sinn Fein will not also condemn the actions of Hamas.
# anthony blinken
US says it will aid Gaza without helping Hamas
The US secretary of state, who is on a tour of the region, has pledged to ‘rally international support’ to help the impoverished coastal territory.
# Gaza
UN Security Council calls for 'full adherence' to Gaza ceasefire
Members have also stressed “the immediate need for humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian civilian population”.